Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris


If the Apocalypse Is Old News, What's Next?

Could it be that we're not as excited to imagine the end of the world as we once were?

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Announcing the 2016 Man Booker Prize Longlist

The Man Booker is the biggest literary prize given in the U.K. This year's longlist is composed of thirteen books, including five written by Americans.

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Jenny Lawson Is Publishing a New Book and It's Sort of a Coloring Book

For those of you who know the pleasure of reading Jenny Lawson's books, word of a new one on the horizon will come as really good news.

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The Best Business Books of July

In which we read about Chaos Monkeys, Brazillionaires, Helen Gurley Brown... and, yes, Effective Managers.

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The Best History Books of July

Summer is traditionally the time for a frothy beach read. But what if you're not into froth?

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of July

A sampling of the Best Mysteries & Thrillers of July.

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Michael Herr (1940 - 2016)

Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam War memoir Dispatches, has died. He was 76. John le Carré called Dispatches "the best book I have ever read on men and war in our time." The book, published in 1977, was based on Herr's experiences covering the war for Esquire in the...

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A Book Trend That We've Noticed

Books trends seem to pop up all the time. They often follow what's happening in the broader world: For instance, right now there's a mini-trend going on for Alexander Hamilton-related books. Also, for the next few months, you can count on a healthy supply of books to tell you what...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of June

Summer tends to bring out the blockbusters, so it makes sense that a number of big mysteries and thrillers landed on our main Best Books of June list. But it's not all blockbusters in our Best Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense. Here's a cross section of some of the books we...

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Lose the Tie: Some Book Suggestions for Dad

Here is a list of typical Father's Day gifts: A tie. A book. Grilling equipment. Breakfast in bed. A "free hug" coupon. Socks. If this list sounds familiar to you, let me make a suggestion: get him a book. Aside from a hug (which should be available on all days),...

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